[さんむしゅぎ, sanmushugi] (n) the "three noes principle" of no drive (indolence), no interest (indifference), and no sense of responsibility (irresponsibility), the term describing the temperament of the Japanese youth of the 1970s [Add to Longdo]
[ゆうゆうかんかん, yuuyuukankan] (adj-t,adv-to) composed and unhurried; easygoing and leisurely; in indolence[Add to Longdo]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Indolence \In"do*lence\, n. [L. indolentia freedom from pain:
cf. F. indolence.]
1. Freedom from that which pains, or harasses, as toil, care,
grief, etc. [Obs.]
I have ease, if it may not rather be called
indolence. --Bp. Hough.
2. The quality or condition of being indolent; inaction, or
lack of exertion of body or mind, proceeding from love of
ease or aversion to toil; habitual idleness; indisposition
to labor; laziness; sloth; inactivity.
Life spent in indolence, and therefore sad.
As there is a great truth wrapped up in "diligence,"
what a lie, on the other hand, lurks at the root of
our present use of the word "indolence"! This is
from "in" and "doleo," not to grieve; and indolence
is thus a state in which we have no grief or pain;
so that the word, as we now employ it, seems to
affirm that indulgence in sloth and ease is that
which would constitute for us the absence of all
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
n 1: inactivity resulting from a dislike of work [syn:
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